Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Today's T&L News: Beginning of the end for iPads?












Looks like it’s time to update the coolest classroom device tally! The techno blogs are abuzz today with news from IDC analysts that In Q3 2014, Google shipped 715,500 Chromebooks to U.S. schools while Apple shipped 702,000 iPads. Looks like LA Unified will push the Google lead even further with the plan to offer 27 schools the option to purchase Chromebooks instead of tablets. Anthony Wing Kosner goes deeper into the significance at forbes.com: “The lack of an integrated keyboard in the iPad makes it less and less useful as children get older and need to be able to type for longer periods of time.” Watching my own three-student focus group at home confirms this analysis. —Kevin Hogan, Content Director

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